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Dream Sharpening Machine Medford OR

The Lap-Sharp works like an old-fashioned record player. Instead of LPs, you interchange coarse, medium and fine platters. Additional super-fine grits are also available. Each platter is an aluminum disc covered with an easily replaceable adhesive-backed abrasive.

The Home Depot
(541)512-1458
3345 N Phoenix Road
Phoenix, OR
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's
(541) 776-8421
3601 Crater Lake Highway
Medford, OR
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 7 am - 9 pm

Hubbard's Ace Hardware
(541) 773-7778
2655 S Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR
 
United Rentals/Medford
(541) 857-1235
3630 Crater Lake Ave Medford, OR, 97504
Medford, OR
 
Medford S/C
(541) 776-4661
501 Medford Ctr
Medford, OR
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:9.5-21
Tue:9.5-21
Wed:9.5-21
Thu:9.5-21
Fri:9.5-21
Sat:9-21
Sun:10-19
Store Features
Mon:9.5-21
Tue:9.5-21
Wed:9.5-21
Thu:9.5-21
Fri:9.5-21
Sat:9-21
Sun:10-19

Fastenal- Medford
541-535-5752
4149 S. Pacific Hwy Medford, OR, 97501
Medford, OR
 
Western Tool Supply- Medford
541-776-1288
2917 N Pacific Highway Medford, OR, 97501
Medford, OR
 
LOWE'S OF MEDFORD, OR.
541 776-8421
3601 CRATER LAKE HIGHWAY MEDFORD, OR, 97504
Medford, OR
 
Hubbard's Ace Hardware
(541) 773-6603
2830 Crater Lake Hwy
Medford, OR
 
Blackbirds
(541) 779-5431
1810 W Main St
Medford, OR
 

Dream Sharpening Machine

Dream Sharpening Machine



"What? A $600 machine that just sharpens hand tools?" That's the reaction I've heard when introducing my pals to the latest in sandpaper-sharpening technology, the Lap-Sharp LS-200. It's the brainchild of a single-minded engineer, Don Naples, who has spent years testing and refining what he considers the ultimate sharpening machine. Naples wouldn't settle for second-best in design, materials or abrasives, which accounts for the high price. So, does it measure up?

I've used this machine for a few months now and I'm a believer. It delivers an incredibly sharp edge very fast. It's virtually impossible to overheat a tool. But just as important, I can use it to flatten and bring the back side of any chisel or plane iron to a mirror polish much faster than I can by hand. That's the "Lap" in Lap-Sharp. It's a critical and often over-looked step in sharpening a hand tool, new or old, and this machine does it better than any other. I am also able to sharpen my cabinet scraper and scraper-plane irons, no matter how thick they are, in no time flat.

The Lap-Sharp works like an old-fashioned record player. Instead of LPs, you interchange coarse, medium and fine platters. Additional super-fine grits are also available. Each platter is an aluminum disc covered with an easily replaceable adhesive-backed abrasive. To start and stop the machine, you step on or off a foot switch. This allows you to keep both hands on a tool, which is essential for accurate lapping. I highly recommend using an optional tool guide bar and holding jig ($80, see photo, above). For more technical information, visit the company's Web site or request a free DVD that includes a complete demonstration.

Source
Wood Artistry, (707) 838-1976, www.lapsharp.com
Lap-Sharp LS-200, $600. Tool guide bar and holding jig, $80.

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